Metallica Score Best-Selling Album, Beating Shania Twain


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Selling 15,490,000 copies with their eponymous album, Metallica become the first hard rock act to top Nielsen SoundScan's 'release to date' chart.

This week, one of Metallica's albums is named the top-selling album in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Their 1991 self-titled studio album "Metallica" has sold more than 15,490,000 copies, surpassing previously best-selling effort, Shania Twain's "Come on Over" which pulled in around 15,487,000 units to date.

This achievement gives the band the No. 1 position on Nielsen's "release to date" chart and makes them the first hard rock act to top the list as the previous champs were ranging from mainstream pop, rock and country musics. Whitney Houston's "The Bodyguard [Original Soundtrack]" ruled the chart in 1991, Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" topped the list in 1996, and Shania Twain's "Come on Over" led the pack in 2001.

Beside pulling in an impressive selling number, "Metallica" album has also earned the James Hetfield-fronted band a Golden Gramophone for Best Metal Performance with Vocal at 1992 Grammy Awards. At the same year moreover, they took home Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video prize from MTV Video Music Awards, thanks to one of its singles "Enter Sandman".

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    gymguy29
    Aug 10, 2010

    They knew it was just a matter of time before Metallica became #1 on that list, and now it's happened, congrats! (though I must admit, there are several Metallica albums I prefer over the Black album)

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    SCREEM
    Jan 14, 2010

    Thank you Metallica for such a great sound!!!!!

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    Horsemann Pappa
    Jan 11, 2010

    Metallica 4LIFE!!!!Taker Pappa 4LIFE!!!!BRUTALLICA RULEZZZZ & TAKER PAPPA RULEZZZZ!!!! BRUTALLICATAKER RULEZZZZ!!!! ride84,alias Steve Horsemann Pappa

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    HORSEMANN PAPPA
    Jan 11, 2010

    METALLICA 4EVER, TAKER PAPPA 4EVER, HORSEMANN PAPPA 4EVER, BRUTALLICATAKER 4EVER!!!!

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    IranFreedomMovement
    Jan 05, 2010

    something else...i'm dreaming about visiting you guys

  •  
    IranGreenMovementFor
    Jan 05, 2010

    You deserve it Metallica! Best Heavy metal band evar! keep rocking dudes...lets see u one day in iran...i wish

  •  
    Niggard
    Jan 05, 2010

    Metallica Kills 'Em All!

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    own_ED
    Jan 01, 2010

    Metallica will always be number one!!!! YAY METALLICA!!

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    paalexr
    Dec 31, 2009

    hellyeah!! metallica will allways be the best of the best!!:D

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    mtallica4
    Dec 31, 2009

    I've always said they are the greatest heavy metal band in history and this is just one more thing that proves it. LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Rocketship92
    Dec 30, 2009

    Yessssssssssss!!

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